Bicyclist and pedestrian crash support

Know how to respond in the event of a crash before it happens. Here are important things to remember. Before a crash occurs, know your rights and get the information you need.

Crash Hotline

Call our hotline, 312-869-HELP (4357), to learn about your options. Whether your questions are related to legal, insurance or advocacy issues, we’re ready to help.

 

Please note: Due to low demand, the Active Transportation Alliance is no longer convening a Crash Support Group. Active Trans can, however, refer you to trained and qualified therapists and counselors who specialize in grief counseling, healing emotional and psychological trauma and treating post-traumatic stress disorder — all of which are common after a serious crash.

Please feel free to contact us at crashsupport@activetrans.org for a referral if you or someone you know has been involved in a serious crash and would like to speak with a professional therapist. All inquiries are treated with complete confidentiality.

About post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): While PTSD is most often associated with military personnel who have been involved in combat, PTSD can affect anyone who has been involved in or witnessed an overwhelming traumatic event, including crashes.

PTSD can even affect the family members of those involved in a traumatic event. Following a traumatic event, almost everyone experiences some symptoms of PTSD: sleeplessness, a decreased sense of safety, feelings of hypervigilance and nightmares about the event. These reactions are normal, but typically short lived, lasting several days or even weeks and decreasing a little each day. If these symptoms last longer though, or worsen, this may be an indication of PTSD. Learn more about PTSD.
 

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